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Destin, Florida - Most Expensive Homes Sold To Date

Posted by Tim Shepard - Broker on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 9:45am.

Living the Dream on the Emerald Coast

Are dreams of luxury coastal living dancing in your head? Have you always wanted to live near some of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.? Some of the most luxurious, and opulent, homes on the Emerald Coast are in the Destin area. Here are the three most expensive homes sold in Destin and surrounding 30A, this year. Each residence epitomizes the elegance and beauty to be found in our luxury, coastal home communities.

Most Expensive Homes Sold This Year in Destin & 30A

1. Selling Price: $10,750,000 - Seagrove Beach, FL

A glorious beachfront home in Seagrove Beach, measures 6,462 sq. ft., 3 stories, and has 7 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms on a quarter-acre lot. This beauty is conveniently located to area dining and shopping venues. Perfect for multi-generational families, this beach home has an elevator, guest quarters, and Nana doors that open onto the patio area and manicured lawn. The spacious kitchen, with its two large islands, is perfect for preparing for parties or an evening at home.

Outdoor life has never been easier with a covered area for outdoor cooking and a spacious heated pool. With a private walkover to the beach, the homeowner can easily reach the Gulf for that quick morning swim, or a long afternoon on the beach. This unique residence sold furnished with custom furniture and decor chosen by interior designer Allyson Runnels to match the home designed by architect Tim Adams.

MLS: 795361 - Seagrove home

2. Selling Price: $10,100,000 - Bannerman Beach Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

This palatial 3-story home sits on a half-acre lot with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Made for big families, it measures 6,933 sq. ft., with 7 bedrooms, and 10 baths. Surrounded by dunes, unique landscapes, and a pristine unpopulated beach, this home provides peace and tranquility, while the gated community at Bannerman Beach Place promotes a feeling of security.

Most of the interior features were chosen or designed to mesh perfectly with the architecture of the home. This home is truly a masterpiece with modern clean lines and spacious rooms and living spaces. The homeowner has their choice of outdoor entertaining spaces with a balcony, deck, and expansive patio complete with an in-ground pool and fireplaces.

MLS: 773855 Bannerman Beach Place

3. Selling Price: $8,925,000 Deer Lake Dunes, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Overlooking the sweeping Dunes on a quiet beach, this fully furnished, newly constructed home was made for a Florida beachfront lifestyle. A spectacular heated pool and several outdor living spaces seem to merge with the sandy shores of the Gulf. The private dune walkover leads directly to 49 feet of deeded beach. It's really the special touches and attention to detail that make this home well worth the money.

Consuming half of the 3rd floor, a huge master bedroom features separate his and hers closets with laundry pass through, master bath with two sinks, make-up counter, shower and garden tub overlooking the Gulf. It features a separate study, morning bar and huge walk out porch. This is a spectacular home with 6,547 square feet, 5 bedrooms and 7 baths.

MLS 760159 Deer Lake Dunes

Three Most Expensive Homes Currently Listed

As of this writing, the following three homes are the priciest on the market in the Destin and 30A area. 

Most of these Destin area trophy homes are found beachfront in the following areas:

  • East 30A with average home prices at about $1.3 million
  • West 30A with average home prices at about $980,000
  • Gulf Breeze with average home prices just $330,000 (they have an emerging collection of luxury home neighborhoods)

With ever growing luxury real estate communities in Destin, Florida the possibilities for finding your dream beach home are endless.

1. List Price: $14,750,000 - Paradise by the Sea, Seacrest, FL

With breezy, spacious indoor elegance and beautiful vistas from every window this 10,035 sq. ft., 3-story, 7 bedroom, and 9 bath residence on more than a half-acre lot, really is a "Paradise by the Sea". With a privacy wall and gated courtyard within a gated community you can choose privacy at home or socialize on the beach.

This Mediterranean-style gem has two separate wings with parent and child rooms. The master suite covers the entire third floor, making an excellent getaway space for mom and dad. There are his and hers offices, a second living area with kitchenette, and a workout room. A beautiful, graceful spiral staircases and an elevator complete this picture of serene Seacrest beachside livingView Listing Here

MLS 804686 - Paradise by the Sea

2. List Price: 12,000,000 - Peake's Point, Gulf Breeze, FL

A 180-degree view of the Pensacola Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway make this 11,811 sq. ft., 3-story, 6 bedroom, and 8 bathroom home on more than one acre a dream come true. 5000 sq. ft. of porches adds to the comfortable, spacious home. The whole house fire suppression system and generator, large commercial grade elevator, and GeoThermal HVAC in this gated-community home leaves you with no worries.

Custom-designed interiors include a variety of specialty woods and metals contribute to the effortless elegance of this Tudor-style residence. Your guests can enjoy privacy in their own quarters or relax with the family in the saltwater pool, spa or on the beach. Located in The Point, in Gulf Breeze, Florida, this gorgeous home makes fantasy a reality with gourmet kitchen, spacious bedrooms and living spaces and water and nature views everywhere you look. View Listing Here

Peake's Point Drive - 793741

3. List Price: 12,000,000, The Pennington Estate, Miramar Beach, FL

The final home in our stroll through available Florida coastal properties is an amazing 2.4-acre private compound featuring a mansion known as Casa Lauren. Situated Gulf front in Miramar Beach, among lovely grounds and majestic palms, this 13,230 sq. ft., 3-story, 6 bedroom, and 9 bathroom estate wows from first look to last.

The indoor living spaces offer roomy classic elegance with flowing open layout. Extra spaces include extra bedroom suites, office area, wine cellar, gym, sauna, a third floor tower, generous closets, and a separate apartment. The drive through garage has room for 25+ cars!

Outdoor living at its best can be found on the compound’s lovely grounds, on the estate’s many decks and patios, or in the enormous pool. The person who owns this spectacular home gets 135’ of private white sand beaches that are accessed through a gated beach walkover. Icing on the cake, you can snap up the adjacent 5.78-acre adjacent property to add even more space. View Listing Here

Sandy Dunes Circle - 797405

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Tim Shepard, Broker/Owner
Destin Real Estate, LLC
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